Tryon Creek Nature Center Renovation: Finishing Up

The renovation of the Nature Center is nearly complete. New flooring has been installed, the new front entry way is nearly complete, the front desk counters are in, and new exhibits have been installed in the lobby.

 

The crew from Colton Construction is finishing up and the Nature Center is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 22nd.

 

See post here about the scope of the project.

 

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The exterior new entry way is nearly complete. The purpose of “lifting the roof” was to create a more welcoming feel when approaching the building.

 

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The front desk counters and display area for the store have been installed.

 

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New exhibits have been installed in the lobby of the Nature Center including by the front doors.

 

Up next?  Final touches, re-installation of exhibits in the Kraft Room, and setting up the front desk and store.

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Tryon Creek Nature Center Renovation: Tiling, Roof Work and Painting Preparations

The crew from Colton Construction and subcontractor crews have been working long days to keep the project on track. This week the new entry way roof continued to be built, tiling work took place in the restrooms, and the new drywall inside the Nature Center was prepped for painting.

 

Construction work should wrap up in the next few weeks. Then Oregon State Parks and Friends of Tryon Creek staff will get the inside ready to go for an opening in mid-July.

 

See post here about the scope of the project.

 

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The drywall on the new walls has been prepped for painting which will happen early next week.

 

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Floor and wall tiling is being installed in the restrooms. The three blue covers on the floor is where the three toilets in the women’s restrooms sit.

 

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The new entry way of the Nature Center continues to take shape.

 

Up next?  Continued work on the roof, continued tiling work, and painting inside!

 

 

Tryon Creek Nature Center Renovation: Drywall and Lifted Roof

Renovation activities have been speeding along recently and the Nature Center is taking shape. Drywall has been hung and mudded on the new walls, the bones of the new front desk have arrived, preparation for tiling has started in the restrooms, and the lifted roof above the front doors is in progress. We are still on track to reopen in July!

 

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Bones of the new front desk.

 

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Drywall on new walls.

 

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Structure to support the new lifted roof above the front entryway.

 

See post here about the scope of the project.

 

Up next?  Continued work on the roof and installing the tiling.

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